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  1. Read this re: bacterial testing. The test is done on the bacteria. The resistance and susceptibility is measured against the bacteria, not the 'person'. ttps://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/susceptibility/tab/test/
  2. Problem is: tests to confirm exact nature of bug (say, salmonella v. e-coli) takes a few days minimum (culture can't be rushed). Most doctors will give you meds based on their best educated guess given your exact symptoms, how long, how severe. They will send out culture, monitor your condition (the correct antibiotic will normally start working within a day or two). Then they will retest after 2 weeks to see if you're 'cured.'
  3. Do NOT eat any dairy (including yogurt) when you are on Cipro as dairy negates the full effect of the Cipro. it is not a list of antibiotics "you are resistant too (sic)" It is a list of the antibiotics that the bacteria is resistant to.
  4. This from www.mexexperience.com I cannot vouch for its accuracy. One Vehicle Per Eligible Person Only one vehicle can be imported into Mexico per person. If you are traveling with your spouse or child over 18, they may each register one car in their name. There is one exception to the one-person, one-car rule: if you tow a car behind your RV, there is no need for second person to be traveling with you; but you must show proof of ownership for both vehicles, and both vehicles must be taken out of the country together when you leave. Trailers A trailer does not count as a
  5. Ex-owner Cafe Magana. He had opened a natural pet food store here, but has moved (returned??) to Bucerias. He originally lived at a beach town before coming to Ajijic, can't remember if it was Bucerias or not.
  6. Heard it from 4; I trust at least 2 of them
  7. Exactly what my real estate friends have told me. First offer by buyers will be 20% below asking; counter by seller will be 10% below asking. Buyers will counter 15% below and sellers will agree.
  8. The MLS here is very secretive. The listings do not display the number of "days on market." Maybe because there are houses near me in Ajijic that have been on the market for 4 years! And after the sale, the sales prices are not disclosed publicly so no one knows the true market values, only the asking price. I have heard of some tremendous differences between asking and selling prices. Usually 15% lately. It would be better if the Chapala MLS would show this sort of info that is commonly shown on MLS's in the US, so that potential buyers and potential sellers could get a better fee
  9. So your professional advice is to lie to Immigration?
  10. Never understood why patrons want loud music while they eat. Going out for a meal ought to include table conversation, which is impossible at noisy places. Loud music at a restaurant is a sign that good food is not the major interest of the owner.
  11. When my wife was alive, we would drive to Costco for supplements. I do not use them, but I did notice that Costco has online shopping within Mexico. See if their items are what you want, here: PS: you can change language to English. I have not used this service (online) but it may be helpful to you. http://www.costco.com.mx/view/c/salud-y-belleza/vitaminas-y-suplementos
  12. What is the name of the Hotel in question and where is it located??
  13. Keep in mind there are few zoning laws in Mexico; it's possible the hotel appeared after Texmextwo moved in. Or, more likely, that the hotel was a quiet little space that is now not-so-quiet. La Bodega in Ajijic wasn't always a music venue, now it is. Presto chango. Yes there are new noise laws; and yes, enforcing them is indeed another matter at this time. The smoking laws took awhile to iron out and for the most part they are being obeyed. Maybe noise is the next frontier. My Mexican friends and workers mostly think that noise should be abated on weekdays because they worry their kids
  14. Xena makes a good point about coffee makers--they do not boil the water and therefore you must use either UV treated or bottled water. Using a disinfectant for washing produce is very important. Also ask for well cooked meats and poultry (especially ground meats). This is especially true in hotter weather when meats can sit out too long in restaurant kitchens and in their ride to the restaurant. High heat and longer cooking times can kill off much of the bacteria. Food borne illnesses in Mexico can be very very dangerous especially to newbies or anyone whose system is anyway compromised.
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